Jon
Lay

is British and currently in London.

As one of our founders, Jon is responsible for a little of everything at Hanno: from internal ops and business strategy to technical delivery.

After several years of training as a lawyer, and working as a web designer at night and weekends, Jon finally managed to escape the shackles of the legal profession in 2009 when he founded the freelance design firm that eventually became Hanno.

Something of a jack-of-all-trades, he began freelancing when he was 16, designing and building minisites for clients. Having picked up backend skills in the years since, he slowly built up the team at Hanno, and now focuses mostly on supporting the rest of the team, typically on operational strategy, UX design and front-end development.

Jon loathes corporate inefficiency and bureaucracy and is determined to build Hanno as a flat, self-organising team that gets stuff done, in a way that’s nothing like the legal industry that he nearly found himself in.

Now based in London after 3 years in Asia, Jon loves to blow off steam by climbing, rowing and tracking down obscure noodle dishes.